About this course

Meeting details

Weekly Seminar: Tuesdays 1.30-4.15 in Axinn 105

Virtual screenings: Tuesdays 8PM on OpenTogetherTube

Course Objectives

In this course we will

  • Examine the wide range of fan video forms, aesthetics, cultures, and histories
  • Unpack and analyze the visual and rhetorical logics of fan videos
  • Interrogate legal and cultural debates surrounding fan video practices
  • Engage with scholarship on fan video and perspectives of fan video authors
  • Learn the tools of fan video making (visual and audio editing)
  • Learn through practice: through vidding exercises with specific guidelines, we will make videos in a variety of fan video aesthetics and genres.
  • Reflect on our creative processes and connect these with our studies of scholarship on fan video